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Travel Blogs from Tabiano Terme
... would be no hote l beds available that night. They kindly arranged a home stay for me, where I found I would be sharing a room with a Swiss guy making his way home from Rome on foot. In conversation, it turns out he had just finished 2 years as a Swiss Guard, with responsibility for protecting The Pope and the Vatican. His plan is to return home and enter a seminary to become a priest. With credentials like that, sharing a room together meant I was able to give my guardian angel a ...
Apologies for being so quiet of late. The reason is that I've been staying mostly in parish accommodation, which is inexpensive but gives no access to wi-fi. I'll try to do a bumper update edition before too long as there is lots to ...
... a bit dismal as about half to two thirds of the stalls have gone. It's fair to say that Franci was pretty sad at the changes, he has fond memories of being with his father and the quality of the produce. It also made me realise how fragile the Western relationship with food is if fresh produce markets are struggling to survive in Italy.
We then went exploring 2 churches - one that is called the Jewel of Piacenza, San Sisto which I thought ...
... bought up some more salumi, local sparkling wine and crusty bread that we could take to his second cousin's where we were expected for brunch.
The mortadella and salumi were a bit too rich and fatty for my liking however Francesco had also got some gorgonzola which blew me away. We spent a lovely couple of hours at brunch but then it was time to take his mum, Betty, out to lunch.
Back into the Fiat to pick up Betty, we drove through corn fields to another ...
... Zurich; 1 hour Zurich to Milano. And what a series of airports it is, Sydney, Singapore and Zurich all have multiple screenings and check points, with Francesco half undressing each time to remove his belt, keys, wallet, boots, etc etc and me removing laptops and liquids from the carry on... and then we arrive at Milano. And our first taste of Italy fits every stereotype... we get off the plane, grab our bags and walk out, ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet